First Year Experience

Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration)

Virtual SOAR Sessions

Join us for virtual information sessions to learn more about UW-Whitewater resources, processes, and opportunities.  These sessions are for new students and families from both our Whitewater and Rock County campuses.  Join us live or watch the recording at a later time.

Upcoming Information Sessions

To join a session please click on the embedded Webex link at the start of the session. Links are also available through the UW-Whitewater app.

Wednesday,
July 1, 10:00am

Paying for College

We want our students to succeed in every aspect of their college career. Having a plan for paying for their education will help with that success. We will take an interactive approach to looking at the educational costs as well as the payment options that are available. Presented by Financial Aid and Student Accounts Offices.

Monday,
July 13, 12:00pm

University Housing

Our University Housing team will provide information regarding the residence hall move-in process as well as the support network available to students within the residence hall community.

Monday,
July 13, 12:00pm

Commuter Resources

Learn about resources and networks to help commuter students begin their journey at UW-Whitewater. This session is intended for incoming commuter students and their family members.

Wednesday, 
July 15, 12:00pm

University Dining & HawkCard

Learn about meal plans, the HawkCard (student ID), dining options on campus, and more!

Friday,
July 17, 12:00pm

Student Diversity, Engagement & Success

After this session participants will have knowledge of High Impact Practices such as undergraduate research, global experiences, identity based programs, etc., offered at UW-Whitewater. Various funding opportunities will also be discussed.

Monday,
July 20, 12:00pm

University Health & Counseling Services

Learn about how students can access health, counseling, and wellness services on campus at the Ambrose Health Center. Types of services, staff credentials, medications, and costs will also be reviewed.

Wednesday,
July 22, 12:00pm

So you've gone to class, now what?!

Leveraging time well-spent outside of class for your career. Information will be provided on student oranizations, involvement opportunities, career and job resources, and more!

Friday,
July 24, 12:00pm

University Police

The University Police Department at UW-Whitewater serves our campus-wide community. Hear from our University Police Officers about campus safety, services offered, and parking permit information.

Monday,
July 27, 12:00pm

Technology

Our Instructional, Communication & Information Technology (ICIT) team will provide details on available technology tools, resources, services and support that are geared to help UW-Whitewater students succeed on and off of campus.  There will also be tips provided on how to excel in virtual or remote learning.

Wednesday,
July 29, 12:00pm

Warhawks First: Supporting First Generation College Students

Learn about resources and networks to help first-generation students begin their journey at UW-Whitewater. This session is intended for incoming students who identify as first generation and their family members. Students are considered first generation if neither parent has earned a four-year degree.- Central Data Report.

Monday,
August 3, 12:00pm

Paying for College

We want our students to succeed in every aspect of their college career. Having a plan for paying for their education will help with that success. We will take an interactive approach to looking at the educational costs as well as the payment options that are available. Presented by Financial Aid and Student Accounts Offices.

Tuesday,
August 4, 12:00pm

Money Matters: Financial Tips for College Students

Managing money is challenging for most college students, and the choices made while in college can affect them for years to come. Representatives from the UW-W Financial Literacy Center and UW Credit Union will share college-specific financial tips related to budgeting, credit, student loans, and identity fraud. Join us as we share information to help our students make good financial decisions during their time at UW-Whitewater.

Wednesday,
August 5, 12:00pm

Center for Students with Disabilities

Learn how to apply for accommodations and use disability services in college (i.e. IEP plans, 504 plans).

Thursday,
August 6, 12:00pm

Warhawk Families

This session will provide parents and families an overview of the First Year Experience programs and resources.

Virtual Campus Resource Fairs

Talk individually with campus departments! Staff will be available during the times listed below to meet with new students and families virtually through the UW-Whitewater app.

  • Tuesday, July 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday, July 30, 12:00-2:00pm
  • Friday, August 7, 2:00-4:00pm

Session Recordings

Paying for College

We want our students to succeed in every aspect of their college career. Having a plan for paying for their education will help with that success. We will take an interactive approach to looking at the educational costs as well as the payment options that are available. Presented by the Financial Aid Office and Student Accounts Office.

Please contact the First Year Experience Office with any questions: 262-472-3205, fye@uww.edu.


Location

First Year Experience Office
UC 245
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205
E-mail us!